Brake light short on 1997 Dodge Avenger

Fuse shorting out for brake lights replaced brake swithch but did not resolve the issue. Not sure where to go next

by in Ladson, SC on September 21, 2009
2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on September 21, 2009
Does the fuse blow right when you put the fuse in, or when depressing the brake pedal?
COMMENT by on September 21, 2009
when you put the fuse in for the brake lights it blows
COMMENT by on September 21, 2009
You'll need to fault trace the wire from the fuse to the brake light switch. The wire must be shorted out somewhere. Follow the power wire from the brake switch back to the fuse box, look for where it may be rubbing on a metal bracket and shorting out. Let me know what you find out.
COMMENT by on September 22, 2009
Will do ty
ANSWER by on May 06, 2010
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